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Dream Girl: A Novel de Laura Lippman
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Dream Girl: A Novel (2021 original; edició 2021)

de Laura Lippman (Autor)

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Membre:jnmegan
Títol:Dream Girl: A Novel
Autors:Laura Lippman (Autor)
Informació:William Morrow (2021), 320 pages
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Dream Girl de Laura Lippman (2021)

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I love Laura Lippmans' books, but this one was so boring I couldn't finish it. ( )
  Beecharmer | Aug 18, 2021 |
“Dream Girl,” by Laura Lippman was a fantastic read. I loved the author’s voice, it was smooth, making the book easy to read for hours on end.

I would call this a literary thriller, as far as a genre goes. There are not tons of characters, so keeping the cast straight was not a chore. The protagonist, Gerry Anderson is laid up in bed with an injury he suffered from a fall in his home. He has an assistant and a nurse that tend to him almost 24/7. As the story unfolds, so does Gerry’s past which comes back to haunt him in ways he would never imagine.

The characters are well developed and appear to be real people. The dialogue is realistic and crisp. I hate how everyone sounds the same in some books. Not this one. Each character has a unique speaking voice.

The chapters alternate between the present and past, exploring Gerry’s relationships with women, his mother, and his father.

This is the first Laura Lippman book I have read, but it won’t be the last. She is a fantastic writer and I will be checking out her other books as well. I can’t recommend this book highly enough! 5 Full Stars! ( )
  dwcofer | Aug 11, 2021 |
Still not sure if I actually liked this book! It took me a long time to get started but I did keep reading it! I love Laura Lippman and of course the writing is great maybe it was just the unlikable main character. I need to think about this more. ( )
  Dianekeenoy | Aug 8, 2021 |
Lippman's first "horror" novel (as she defines it) was a letdown for me. I do not like the genre. I was repulsed by Gerry Andersen, the narrator, a raging egomaniac of a writer with a strong resemblance to Phillip Roth, and he just gets worse as more is revealed about his three ex-wives and the other women he bedded, based strictly on their looks. Revenge comes in the form of two women he ignored. Every single person in this book is venal and unpleasant, like Stephen King's Misery, and there's no Kathy Bates to redeem it. I hope Lippman goes back to her standalone mysteries. ( )
  froxgirl | Jul 24, 2021 |
Laura Lippman’s latest outing, Dream Girl, is rich with allusions to classic literature and theater. It also contains refences to the current age, thereby illustrating some enduring connections in themes and character arcs. In Lippman’s version, Gerry Anderson is an author who is riding a wave of popularity based on his titular third book. When he needs to move to be closer to his ailing mother, he sees this as an opportunity for a fresh start—and a convenient exit for a stale relationship. As soon as he transplants to Baltimore, Gerry is harassed by his agent looking for the next bestseller that he hasn’t yet started. As he is grappling with all these major life changes when he takes a tumble on the stairs that forces him to be bedridden for a few months. His sole visitors are an assistant and nurse providing full-time care, and the unwelcome woman he tried to leave behind. In his drug-assisted recollections Gerry remembers why he had had his accident. He had been startled by a note he had received from a person claiming to be Aubrey, the fictitious protagonist of Dream Girls. The note disappears and phone conversations show no trace of that the communications took place. The author is also unsure of their reality, given his increasing use of medications. He remains helpless as he mentally scours his memories to resolve the mystery. As Gerry’s flashbacks arise, it becomes clear to the reader that Gerry has done some terrible things in the past and is unrepentant. Dream Girls moves along at a nice pace and has some interesting, if implausible twists. This book would suit fans of Stephen King’s Misery or the Lincoln Rhyme collection by Jeffrey Deaver.

Thanks to the author, William Morrow and Edelweiss for an ARC in exchange for an unbiased review. ( )
  jnmegan | Jul 23, 2021 |
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